I don’t know why. I guess I miss something from the beginning of my career. It’s hard for me to put my finger on it. There was so much hope, wonder, excitement and unknown in the beginning. Everything felt like a mystery. Don’t get me wrong, there was also doubt, fear, and worry… it wasn’t all roses.
Now as I enter my 5th year as a full time life coach – there isn’t as much mystery as there was. Maybe that’s why life has offered something new. I needed more wonder and more of the unknown for me to feel fully alive. I admit I was getting quite comfortable recently.
My marketing was designed to attract my ideal clients. I was having my favorite conversations over and over again. I loved it! I felt like I was doing what I came to do. I felt purposeful.
And then it hit me – a restlessness inside started to stir – I knew that it was time for something different.
I just knew that something was in the works; life had some little plan brewing (my gypsy senses pick up on that pretty quick!).
Within days of that feeling, I was offered an amazing opportunity to work with the University of British Columbia. I was offered the honor of helping the medical residents achieve more wellness and leadership. My practice will be focused on working with the organization to empower these doctors.
To put it lightly, I was offered the coolest job in the world!
This makes more sense if I explain that I began life coaching with the hope to bring meditation to our education system. So through mindfulness based workshops – I will finally be able to do that. It feels thrilling and exciting – finally a new challenge to dig my teeth into!
But I just can’t shake off this sadness that’s hanging around me lately and I think it’s from letting go of my practice (the way it has been) and realizing that the initial phase of my career is over.
I’m sharing this because I see so many people wanting to rush through the initial stages of their careers. But I wholehearted believe that we should cherish those moments because when they are gone they are gone forever… Be present, enjoy the ride – every moment is beautiful.
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